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Fizzy drinks can change your brain, warn scientists

Research on rats indicates that protein levels in the brain can be altered by consuming too many sugary soft drinks<p>Fans of fizzy pop have been urged to think before they drink after research suggested sugary beverages could “profoundly” change the brain.<p>Drinking a sweet drink over a long period can …

Wake Up and Smell the Sexting, Parents!

I will get some criticism for writing about this, but it’s important for all parents to hear. And when I say “All”, I mean ALL, even those with …

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Nine Foods You Should Never Eat Again

With so much misinformation out there about food and how it affects human health, making healthy food choices for you and your family can be …

Father: Teen Jailed For Facebook Comment Beaten Up Behind Bars

The family of Justin Carter, the 19-year-old Texas gamer who made offensive Facebook comments that landed him in jail, is working with new urgency to get his $500,000 bail reduced because they say he's getting beat up behind bars.<p>"Without getting into the really nasty details, he's had concussions, …

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Central Nervous System

What Homeschool Parents Need to Know about the Common Core - Well Planned Gal

I have been sorely tempted to dismiss the entire kerfuffle about Common Core Standards as a fad (or perhaps several fads). But there is a problem …

Spirulina Explained: What You Need To Know About This Healing Superfood

One of the oldest life forms on Earth, spirulina is a blue-green microalgae that helped produce the oxygen in our atmosphere billions of years ago so …

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Knowledge of Today

Top 5 Most Repeated Health Myths

The term “immunization”, often substituted for vaccination, is false and should be legally challenged. Medical research has well established that the …

Common Core Standards - Fact and Fiction

Slim Down by Standing Still

While these 7 moves-where-you-barely-move may not get you into marathon shape, they will make you look leaner.<p>Stand Straighter<p>Tone Your Inner …

7 Exceptionally Easy Ways to Make Someone's Day

I'm one of those people who just want to make everybody's day. I love humanity! Each man's joy is joy to me! Let's be honest, though: I can't spend …

4 Tips for Dealing With Marital Boredom

Yes, it can be a real problem to be bored with one's spouse. It's a frequently voiced complaint that therapists hear from their clients. Fortunately, this condition can usually be easily fixed. Unfortunately, the source of the problem is generally in the last place that you want to look. That would …

Consciousness

The secret to a higher salary is to ask for nothing at all

Twenty years ago, I developed a powerful approach to negotiating that goes beyond “win-win.” It involves starting by offering the most and asking for the least. It works extremely well, but I was unable to explain why until I read Wharton professor Adam Grant’s excellent new book <i>Give and Take</i>.<p>Adam …

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Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped

Food Storage Back to Basics: Three Month Supply | Store This, Not That!

<i>Learn how what and where your three month supply should be. It may surprise you!</i><p>Click <b>HERE</b> to download my pantry list! If you have everything on this …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

16 Health Benefits Of Daily Sex

Stressed, burdened with life's difficult problems and fear that your health is declining? Then sex is the answer to happiness, longevity and a …

The Color of Bach

Play a Bach concerto, close your eyes, then envision a color. What color do you see? Stephen Palmer, a vision scientists from UC Berkeley, can …

DNA doesn't lie: Happy Children become Healthy Adults

It sounds like science fiction but it is a scientific fact. A happy childhood leads to a healthy adult life. This is what scientists found when they …

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